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Architecture Requirements

Requirements and configurations to consider
before deploying AuthControl® MSP.

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To ensure optimum performance, AuthControl® MSP requires some specific
configurations and specifications including distribution formats,
supported VMware including certain license requirements.
See the information below for more detailed information.

Distribution Formats

Your virtual appliance is distributed as 4 OVA files for VMWare:

  1. ACMSP.ova
  2. BASEACS.ova – Single v4 instance template
  3. BASEACSHAPRI.ova – HA Primary v4.x instance template
  4. BASEACSHASEC.ova – HA Standby v4.x instance template

Supported VMware

AuthControl® MSP is compatible with the following VMware Platform products:

  1. VMware Server
  2. VMware ESX
  3. VMware ESXi
  4. VMware vCenter Server Appliance*

*VMware vCenter is required

VMware License Requirements

VMware Licence must include vSphere API which is included in the following versions of vSphere:

  • Essentials
  • Essentials Plus
  • Standard
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Plus

VMware vCenter requires a minimum version (, ESXi version (6.5.0) ESXi build number (4564106).

VMware Vcentre Server Account Requirements

VMware Vcentre Server requires an account provisioned to allow AuthControl® MSP to communicate. This account requires administrative rights to create a network and virtual server instances.

External Access to Swivel Secure Licence Server

AuthControl® MSP MUST have a continuous connection to the Swivel Secure Licence Key Server which is accessed over the Internet. Should this connection be interrupted for a period of time disruption to service may occur.

Supported Web Browsers

Access to AuthControl® MSP is via a web browser.

The following are the recommended browsers:

  • Firefox (59.0.3 or higher)
  • Google Chrome (66.0.3359.139 or higher)



Required Specifications

AuthControl® MSP Appliance requires:

  • 2GB of RAM
  • 1 Dual/Quad-core CPU
  • 80GB of HDD (Thick Provisioned)
  • 1 NIC (with access to vCenter and Instances network).

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Each managed AuthControl Sentry® instance follows the required specifications for AuthControl Sentry® v4.

  • 2GB RAM (minimum) 4GB RAM Recommended
  • 1 Dual/Quad-core CPU
  • 80GB HDD (Thick Provisioned)
  • VMware ESX/ESXi 4

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